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Senior IDVA

We have an exciting opportunity for a Children & Young people's (CYP) Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to join our London CYP Service, working 37.5 hours a week until 31st March 2025.

Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improve the quality of lives of children and young people? Where you support and line manage a small team of IDVA's as well as managing a small caseload; ensuring a high quality specialist service is delivered to CYP who have experienced domestic violence in the home.

Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on safety and customer service and care?

If yes, then we'd love to hear from you

What we offer:

At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:

  • Flexible working options including hybrid working
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 30 days plus Bank Holidays
  • £500 bonus paid on successful completion of probationary period
  • Pension with 5% employer contribution
  • Enhanced sick pay allowances & maternity payments
  • High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts - Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
  • Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
  • Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression


About the role:

This role is based in our Old Street office with flexibility of hybrid working.

As a Children & Young people's Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advisor you will be required to:

    • Effectively manage and develop a high quality, innovative and pro-active domestic abuse team.
    • Line manage a team of IDVA's to provide a high quality specialist enhanced service to children and young people aged 4-17 who have experienced domestic violence abuse in the home.
    • Manage a small caseload working directly with vulnerable young people in a trauma informed approach.
    • Ensure services are delivered in accordance with the service specification and performance targets set by the services funders.
        As a CYP Senior IDVA:
        • You will have a thorough understanding of the current issues for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support and strong casework management skills.
        • Experience delivering a service and working directly with young people in a statutory, voluntary or community setting.
        • Understand Safeguarding issues, and the legal responsibilities surrounding these issues
              Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.



              About Us:

                    Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.



                          Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.



                                Victim Support is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities



                                How to apply:

                                      To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website, and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.



                                            We looking forward to hearing from you.



                                            We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.

                                            Posted
                                            07/09/2022
                                            Location
                                            Essex, England, UK